2015 DISABILITY MATTERS ASIA-PACIFIC

WELCOME

Disability Matters Asia-Pacific Conference & Awards

When: August 17-18, 2015  
Where: Bangkok, Thailand  
Location: SIAM KEMPINSKI
HOTEL BANGKOK
 

 

 

Springboard Consulting, LLC is pleased to welcome you to the Third Annual Disability Matters Asia-Pacific Conference & Awards. This most important corporate event will host a welcome reception and a full-day of content, plus the highly celebrated awards ceremony.

As in prior years, our conference will feature outstanding content as delivered by leading disability experts from corporations, academia, non-governmental organizations and governments from across the Asia-Pacific Region.  There will be amazing, inspirational stories as shared by our keynote presenters. A highlight of every year’s event is the sharing of our honorees award-winning practices related to the successful mainstreaming of people who either have a disability or have a child or other dependent with special needs in the workforce, workplace and marketplace.

As in prior years, honoree categories include:

Workforce –  This award is in consideration of a company’s programs/initiatives that touch on recruiting, training, reasonable accommodations and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Workplace –  This award is in consideration of a company’s programs/initiatives that touch on Disability Employee Resource Groups, Mentor Programs, Etiquette & Awareness Initiatives, the delivery/dissemination of educational Information and resources and company-wide celebratory events.

Marketplace –  This award is in consideration of a company’s programs/initiatives that focus on the marketing of products and/or services (mainstream and targeted) to the disability community.

Please join us and our Host Sponsor,  Krunthai-AXA Life Insurance Co., Ltd. as we Celebrate, Educate, Inspire and Network.

We look forward to your participation in the 2015 Disability Matters Asia-Pacific Conference & Awards and are confident it will help you see that disability-focused initiatives — whether in the workplace, workforce, or marketplace — are not just a strategic advantage, but a business imperative.

Contact Us

Continue to check back with us as we update our sponsors daily! If interested in becoming a Sponsor or participating in the event, there is still time! To become a sponsor, please contact Jill Frankel, Director, Global Events; E: jill@consultspringboard.com; T: 1-973-813-7260 x.106.  To purchase a ticket, click here >> http://2020site.consultspringboard.com/disability-matters/about/2015dmap/dmap-ticket-purchase/.

PROGRAM DETAILS

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MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2015

Scheduled Time Session Location
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Welcome Reception Krungthai-AXA

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2015

Scheduled Time Session Location
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Registration / Breakfast Siam Kempinski Hotel
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Conference & Awards Presentation Siam Kempinski Hotel
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Closing Cocktail Reception Siam Kempinski Hotel

 

LOCATION:

WELCOME RECEPTION:
Krungthai-AXA Life Insurance Co., Ltd.
Italthai Tower, Floor 28
New Phetchburi Road
Bangkapi, Huay Kwang
Bangkok 10310



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CONFERENCE:
Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
Rama 1 Road 991/9
10330 Bangkok, Thailand



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EVENT ATTIRE:

  • Welcome Reception:  Business Casual
  • Conference Attire:  Business

 

HELP:

If you have any questions regarding this conference, please contact:

AGENDA

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MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2015:

Time Topic Location
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Welcome Reception Opening Remarks Krungthai-AXA

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2015:

     
Time Topic Location
8:00 am – 8:30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast Siam Kempinski Hotel
8:30 am – 8:45 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

 

 

Siam Kempinski Hotel
8:45 am – 9:15 am Insights to Global Best Practices:  Legal Implications are Important, Practical Applications are Critical Siam Kempinski Hotel
9:15 am – 10:30 am WORKFORCE PANEL Siam Kempinski Hotel
Moderator:

Honorees:

 

  • Accenture (India)
  • Central Group (Thailand)
  • EMC (India)
  • Pranda Group (Thailand)

Panelists:

 

  • University
Table Learning Exercise with Report Out
10:30 am – 10:45 am Networking Break Siam Kempinski Hotel
10:45 am – 11:45 pm WORKPLACE PANEL Siam Kempinski Hotel
Moderator:

Honorees:

 

  • Fast Retailing
  • WIPRO (India)

Panelist:

 

  • NGO
Table Learning Exercise with Report Out
11:45 pm – 12:15 pm Keynote Presentation Siam Kempinski Hotel
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm LUNCHEON Siam Kempinski Hotel
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm COMBO: WORKFORCE/WORKPLACE PANEL Siam Kempinski Hotel

Moderator:

 

  • Nadine Vogel, Springboard Consulting

Honorees:

 

  • Cisco (India)
  • Standard Chartered
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Accessibility Presentation Siam Kempinski Hotel
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Networking Break Siam Kempinski Hotel
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Awards Presentation

 

  • Nadine Vogel, Springboard Consulting
Siam Kempinski Hotel

WORKFORCE AWARD

Accenture
Central Group
EMC Corporation
Pranda Group

WORKPLACE AWARD

Fast Retailing
WIPRO, Ltd.

COMBO:
WORKFORCE/WORKPLACE AWARD

Cisco Systems
Standard Chartered

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Closing Cocktail Reception Siam Kempinski Hotel
Closing Remarks:
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Press Conference Siam Kempinski Hotel

Hotel and Transportation

HOTEL INFORMATION –

Listed below is the host hotel which offers the Krungthai-AXA discounted rate upon request and availability.

Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
Rama 1 Road 991/9
10330 Bangkok
Thailand
Tel +66 (0)2 162 9000
Fax +66 (0)2 162 9009

To book a room at the Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok via:

  • Reservation Form: please use the following link to download the Reservation Form and Booking Instructions >> HOTEL BOOKING FORM
  • Online Service: please use the following link >> https://secure.kempinski.com/KIBKK1/en/book/id.KRUN150818/start.20150814/end.201508

Hotel Booking Terms & Conditions:

  1. Cancelling before 17 July 2015 will be no charged. 
  2. Cancelling after 17 July 2015 will result in one night charge to the credit card
  3. Cancellation after 4 August 2015 will result in the charge equivalent to total room nights reserved.
  4. The above rates are valid for the participants attending the “2015
    Disability Matters ASIA -PAC Region Conference & Awards” during 17-18 August 2015, (including pre and post 3 days)

 

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

For Ground Transportation Information, please see below and/or visit >>http://www.kempinski.com/en/bangkok/siam-hotel/overview/location/.

Hotel Location:

Located in the heart of Bangkok’s premier shopping and entertainment district, Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok is easy accessible by car and BTS Skytrain, the most convenient public transportation in the city. Direct access to Siam Paragon Shopping Center is available through the sky bridge located on Floor 2.


Arrival to Hotel from Suvarnabhumi International Airport:

Distance: 30 kilometres (18 mile) Travel time: 45 to 60 minutes
Driving instructions:

  • Follow the exit to Bangna – Chonburi Highway (Motorway) and continue to Srirat Express Way on Rama IX Road towards Sukhumvit, exit at North Ploenchit Road.
  • Turn right at the traffic light, going to Sukhumvit / Ploenchit Road.
  • Continue towards Rajprasong intersection (in front of Central World Shopping Mall) for Rama I Road.
  • On Rama I Road, turn at the road between Siam Paragon Shopping Mall and Siam Center.
  • Continue driving forward to reach Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok.

Limousine:
An airport limousine service is available all day with an additional fee. Advance reservation is required through concierge.siambangkok@kempinski.com
Airport taxi:
The Airports of Thailand (AOT) operates a full line of private transfers 24 hours a day. The service counter can be found both at the baggage claim as well as at the customer counter service located on Floor 2. Charge applies.
Local taxi:
A certified metered taxi to downtown Bangkok or beyond is available all day long with an additional airport surcharge of THB 50, excluding the metered taxi fare and express way fees. Please proceed to its service counter located on Floor 1 at Gate 4 and 7.
Airport Rail Link*:
After baggage claim and custom, proceed to Basement B for the Airport Rail Link Platform. Take Suvarnabhumi Airport Express – Phaya Thai (Phaya Thai Express Line) to Phaya Thai station. Connect to BTS Skytrain from Phaya Thai to Siam station. Round trip or Single trip ticket is available.

Travel time: 30 minutes

*Please use exit no. 3 should you are travelling before or after the operating hour of the shopping mall.

Arrival from Don Muang International Airport
Distance: 24 kilometres (15 minutes) Travel time: 45 to 60 minutes

Driving instructions:

  • Follow the exit to Vibhavadi Rungsit Road and take left exit toward Din Daeng Rama IX Toll Way.
  • Merge onto Uttaraphimuk Elevated Toll Way for Sukhumvit, exit at North Ploenchit Road.
  • Turn right at the traffic light, going to Sukhumvit / Ploenchit Road.
  • Continue towards Rajprasong intersection (in front of Central World Shopping Mall) for Rama I Road.
  • On Rama I Road, turn at the road between Siam Paragon Shopping Mall and Siam Center.
    Continue driving forward to reach Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok.

Limousine:

An airport limousine service is available all day with an additional fee. Advance reservation is required through concierge.siambangkok@kempinski.com

Local taxi:

A certified metered taxi to downtown Bangkok or beyond is available all day long with an additional airport surcharge of THB 50, excluding the metered taxi fare and express way fees. Please proceed to its service counter located on Floor 1 at entrance number 8 of Terminal 1.

The hotel features 400 underground parking spaces.

BTS Skytrain:

Exit at Siam BTS station and follow exit no.5* to Siam Paragon Shopping Mall (Open daily from 10:00 to 22:00). While on Mezzalanine Floor, walk toward the North wing to the sky bridge which connects the mall with the hotel’s floor 2.

Hotel’s golf cart service is available 24/7 to transport guests from BTS Siam station and vice versa.

PARKING

* If accessible transportation is needed for any segment of the conference, please send a written request to Jill Frankel at jill@consultspringboard.com.

 

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SPONSORS

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HOST SPONSOR:

Global Designator ABOUT KRUNTHAI-AXA LIFE INSURANCE PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED
Krungthai-AXA Life Insurance Public Company Limited, created from a solid co-investment partnership between Krungthai Bank PCL. and the AXA Group, global financial protection and asset-management specialists.

 

 

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HONOREES

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WORKFORCE AWARD

WORKPLACE AWARD

COMBO:
WORKFORCE/WORKPLACE AWARD

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